Well bye bye summer...although here in the UK it doesn't really seem like we even had one...but hello fall. Unlike Chicago, where the sky is almost always pretty blue in October it has been mostly rain and mist here in the UK. The leaves on the trees are changing and it has definitely gotten colder. Hopefully we will have a few more nice days before the really cold stuff gets here. Work is still going really well. I have learned how to do a few more things...like audio/dvds and newspapers/magazines. I feel a bit guilty saying how much I love it cause I know I could be doing so much more but it is so nice to have an easy job. Yeah I have to move a lot more...like big boxes and stuff to stock the shelves. But the lack of stress (even if that means less pay) and lack of any real responsibility is glorious. I couldn't do this for forever but for now it sure is nice. Work 4 days off 3...and have yet to work a weekend in 2 months on the job. I don't know many retail people that can say that and for that I am more than thankful!
A few weekends ago Mark and I went up to his parents house to celebrate Mark's dad, Eric's birthday. I decided I would bake a cake for him as part of our present. That is what I call stress. The Tetchner's all seemed to think it was great and it did taste ok...moist and well how a cake should taste. But I knew how silly it looked compared to what it could have been. I tried to ice it but didn't have an icing bag...so had to use a ziplock bag. It worked ok but an 8year old probably would have done about the same job. lol The part that made me laugh even harder was the grocery store shop to try and buy cake mix and icing. They literally only have 3 kinds of cake mix and 2 kinds of icing. If I remember correctly we have like half of an isle full of just that stuff. It made me laugh and also stressed me out cause while sometimes too many choices is hard...the lack of choice in what I wanted to do but couldn't do was almost worse. O well...cake was yummy and I guess that is all that really counts.
The past week and a half or so I have been sick...first time in a REALLY long time. I am immune to most things in the states because of being a teacher...or so I think. I can't honestly remember the last time I had a cold or a cough. Well I must not be immune to whatever strand of ick was going around in the UK cause I was down for the count for a few days. Mark got me to take this horrible (tasted like it was from 1920) cough medicine. It made me gag...but he still managed to get the second spoonful in me like I was a small child. Yes head going side ways to stop him and everything...it was comical after the fact but left such a horrible taste. I decided I had to get real cough medicine so went to the UK version of Walgreens. All I really wanted was NyQuil but they don't do that or any kind of cold stuff that I even recognized. I eventually got something that at least said Robitusion on it...even though it was still different from stuff in the states and that seemed to help me not cough every 2 minutes. Thankfully I much better now. The flowers brought home to me by my hubby were a nice get better surprise which makes me think being sick wasn't all that bad if I always get flowers from him in order to help me get better.
Mark has been on a course all this week and I have been working the really...really early shift at work. I think we are both really looking forward to the weekend. I have the house spotless which will soon change with his walk through the door but I am glad I finally have the roommate I always wanted. ;) While the alone time and quiet is nice for the first little bit I miss having someone to talk to after a while. I find it hard to believe that I spent many a years living by myself with such quiet on most evenings. It seems so strange now...funny how time changes things.
Not much else is new. Hope you all are doing well. Seems so strange that I never know who reads this yet you know who you are... and know what is going on in my life. Wonders of the internet. Well Happy Halloween...go eat some candy...and enjoy the outdoors before winter comes! Blessings.